Verizon Communications is teaming with New York City to test a way to more quickly deploy fiber in the city. According to Bloomberg, this pilot program will use a technique called "micro-trenching" that will allow Verizon to carve shallow grooves in the ground to deploy fiber.
Verizon is taking on the rampant copper theft problem in its Pennsylvania market by offering up to $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of anyone who has stolen copper cable in Lawrence and Washington Counties.
AT&T and Verizon are the two telcos that offer the best bundled service value, according to the latest Consumer Reports survey of the top cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone providers.
SK Telecom has expanded its LTE roaming program to include Globe Telecom of the Philippines. The South Korean operator previously initiated LTE roaming service with CSL in Hong Kong and SingTel in Singapore.
Cable overbuilder WideOpenWest dominated a Consumer Reports survey of the top cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone providers. In addition to being ranked the trop triple-play provider, WOW tied Verizon FiOS as the No. 1 TV provider, and it was ranked the second-best phone provider.
This week FierceTelecom offers a new feature chronicling the performance of the top four ILECs--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--in the Ethernet market. Each of these incumbent players come to the market with a diverse set of services and approaches.
AT&T laid out the terms of a tentative agreement with 6,500 Illinois and northwestern Indiana workers represented by the IBEW System Council T-3 in wireline contract negotiations.
Where do ILECs stand in the Ethernet space? All four of the largest U.S. telcos--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--continue to expand their Ethernet portfolios and reach for their customers. In the latest entry in our Ethernet series, FierceTelecom provides a breakdown of each ILEC's performance in the Ethernet space and charts their on-net buildings.
Time Warner Cable EVP of Corporate Strategy Kevin Leddy and Verizon Executive Director of Public Policy Development David Young will speak at the Gigabit Community Broadband Workshop that the FCC will hold in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the commission said.
In his latest column, Jim Barthold of FierceIPTV examines how it's going to be hard for service providers to use "20th Century copper infrastructure trying to serve consumers with state-of-the-art 21st Century devices."